February 07, 2005

Heart shaped box

As I look over to the small calendar in the corner of my blog I notice that just seven days remain until one of the most eagerly anticipated events of the year!

Or not.

I hate valentines day whether I'm single and happy, single and miserable or in a couple. It shares with New Years and Christmas Day that sense of forced happiness (hey look at me! I'm the sodding start of the year you better be happy or else.) but manages to top them both by taking the one thing in life I still value as unique and precious, and making it banal and identikit.

And this year its worse than ever; so I'm having a party with this happy message:

Come, join me and get drunk.

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  1. yay, i'll be there with a fine arsenal of weaponry for going after the lovey dovey ones!

    07 Feb 2005, 13:51

  2. ( emma says u spelt february wrong – u don't know her)

    07 Feb 2005, 13:52

  3. So I did. I'll fix it just for her.

    07 Feb 2005, 13:56

  4. she says "yay

    07 Feb 2005, 13:57

  5. Mathew Mannion

    I'll join you

    07 Feb 2005, 14:34

  6. I have a similar rant, but am saving it for the day in question…

    07 Feb 2005, 14:44

  7. I hate Valentines Day so very, very VERY much. A curse on it. I shall march down the street shouting "SCREW LOVE!

    07 Feb 2005, 15:07

  8. But Dan, the Bloc Party comes out, making Valentines Day (coincidentally or otherwise) the best day of the start of the year

    07 Feb 2005, 15:20

  9. F*k Valentine's Day right in the f*king tits. I'll be there.

    07 Feb 2005, 15:57

  10. Oh bloody brilliant. Blogbuilder isn't my friend…

    07 Feb 2005, 15:58

  11. For all your anti valentines day needs, visit: http://www.meish.org/vd/ the best valentines website on the internet.

    07 Feb 2005, 15:58

  12. lisa

    Valentines day is lovely.

    07 Feb 2005, 16:10

  13. +1.

    07 Feb 2005, 16:11

  14. @ Clair McMullen: That site is pure genius. It also agrees with most of my reasons for hating Valentine's Day…which is nice.

    07 Feb 2005, 16:24

  15. Have just spent day in Clintons looking for a Valentine's Day card that says 'Screw You – You Broke My Heart You Bastard But I'm Better Off Without You' but alas Hallmark doesn't cater for singletons.

    07 Feb 2005, 17:19

  16. Dammit, my +1 went the wrong way. :(

    I hate Valentines Day. A lot.

    07 Feb 2005, 17:46

  17. oh no…conflicting social opportunities…I quite want to go to Blackout that monday, as it's the last one I can get to this term (damn teaching practice)...

    But Valentines day does suck. At least it was never treated specially when I wasn't special, so I shan't expect anything!

    07 Feb 2005, 20:22

  18. Ooh, I like that image, and with my name, it works on so many levels…

    07 Feb 2005, 20:57

  19. I FUCKING HATE VALENTINES. I'm going on a rampage where i burn all the card shops down- oh and thorntons chocolate shops (not before stealing all the chocolate obviously). Any1 care to join me?

    07 Feb 2005, 22:41

  20. Just want to send a "ditto" to Kimberley.

    08 Feb 2005, 00:02

  21. I'll join you, Dan. No, not like that…

    08 Feb 2005, 00:06

  22. Thankyou Clair and Thankyou to Dan for todays blog entry, it's nice to know that there are people out there like me who want to beat all couples with sticks on Valentines day!

    08 Feb 2005, 01:09

  23. Well, you asked me to comment on your blog, so here I am. I will fully support this event on the condition that it involves, at some point, burning an effigy of Valentine's day. Perhaps a giant, pink heart, or a sickeningly affectionate couple tied to a steak.

    08 Feb 2005, 12:01

  24. I hate love. I intend to wipe valentines day rfrom memory with the cleansing power of vodka (and fire – that is a good cleaner for card shops)

    08 Feb 2005, 12:16

  25. it'll be so pretty, and nice and warm for homeless people!

    08 Feb 2005, 23:16

  26. Rob Quill

    Damn you, if it wasn't for you I would've been blissfully unaware that it ever WAS valentines day… but now…. now I have to know and that makes me angry.

    09 Feb 2005, 10:43

  27. Oh, but who doesn't love a whole day of unfettered nauseating couplehood consumerism!

    09 Feb 2005, 12:37

  28. Yeah, Valentines Day will be rubbish. I mean, Ella and I will probably have lots of really fun sex, and so on. If only I could do whatever you guys are going to do. If only. Pippa, do you want us to make extra noise so that you can share the love? Colin, stay away from reproduction, you are terrifying.

    09 Feb 2005, 17:19

  29. James, hearing you have rampant sex down the corridor with Ella shall only fuel my anger amd bitter resentment. Thank you for the offer though.

    09 Feb 2005, 20:21

  30. Hughes makes a good point: perhaps our time would be better spent hanging around with sickeningly happy couples, ensuring that they have no privacy and are made to feel even more socially awkward than us. I recommend carrying a camera.

    10 Feb 2005, 00:53

  31. Warren

    You can send hat valentines cards from the Marmite sit too: link

    Hours of fun… and conceptually interesting for marketing types too. Um, yes.

    11 Feb 2005, 19:31

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